A 12-room, pub-style inn sits opposite the harbor docks within Southampton’s medieval city walls.
All room categories—“snug,” “cozy,” and “spacious”—come with retro alarm clocks, goose-down comforters, and larders stocked with pork cracklings and local craft beer. History buffs should request room 10: The town’s 13th-century stone wall partially encloses the room.
A silver Land Rover provides free transfer to the restaurant at the hotel’s sister property, the Pig in the New Forest, 20 minutes away. Chef James Golding works with a forager and a gardener to source ingredients from within a 25-mile radius.
Southampton’s SeaCity Museum focuses on the town’s maritime past and its connections with the Titanic.
From $185. 44/(0) 84-5077-9494. This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue.